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Annual service honors military members

Community members came out for ceremony at Lexington National Cemetery held to remember the sacrifices made by our military heroes.

Each headstone in the cemetery is marked with an America flag in observance of Memorial Day.

Local veterans also took part in the patriotic observance which included the playing of Taps, a ceremonial firing detail and remarks from a retired Lt. General.

"It just does me good to see the people come out. And it's the least I can do as a veteran on Memorial Day to come out and pay my respects to the woman and men who gave their lives for the freedoms that we have in this country today," said Bill Manuel, who served in the U.S. Navy from 1955-1963.

Manuel says he has come to the ceremony here at Lexington Cemetery for about a decade now.

The history of the Lexington National Cemetery as a final resting place for military men and women killed in combat, dates back to the Civil War.

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